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CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
now, and they witnessed the utter disaster of a rollout of obama care. hishe gentle man knows, constituents as well as mine are faced with higher premiums. he has said to the american people they can keep their health care laws if they would like -- health care plans if they would like to. they have to figure out what kinds of plants are actually there for them. the administration claims the website is working just fine. we know the backend of that website is not working just fine. i am glad people are able to get on and see what is there. we don't really know how successful the sign-ups and enrollments are being. areo know most individuals facing higher premiums. those that have had to give up the plan are facing higher premiums and plants they don't necessarily choose, that they are forced to have because of the operation of this law. we need to focus on this issue. we voted on the alternative back in 2009. there was a planned the congressional budget office said ford reduce premium patients out there. we have not resolved this issue of health care. there is a better way. we
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
budget for the sequester. it is just initial discussions. at the end of the day obama care is not working well. the website will eventually get up and running at the end of the day. those kind of problems will continue no matter what happens on the budget discussion. our other republicans of your mindset or with many of them tried to do what we saw a few months ago? guest: the sequester is the big issue. that was small budget costs -- what it cuts. -- budget cuts. if we can maintain those cuts, that is a step in the right direction and if we can do something about rolling back obama care, we will see some progress. there are enrollment error stories, talking about the number signing up. what are your concerns on the technical aspect of the website? guest: it is not a failed website, it is a failed health care approach. can washington improve our health care system? they are welcome to. are the white house as they operating with free-market efficiency, i think he admitted that maybe the government should not be running this hold health care system, making those changes. every time the whit
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
discussion of the obama administration efforts to reintroduce the health care law and other issues leading up to the 2014 midterm election. run this morning's "washington journal." host: paul singer is the politics editor of "usa today." thank you for being with us. rick to see you. great to to see you -- see you. host: let's talk about the legislative week because it is a busy week for washington. the only time the house and senate are in session, what can you expect? guest: the first thing we can hope for is a budget deal, particularly between paul ryan and patty murray in the senate. there is every signal that we could get a two-year budget he'll that would allow all of us to no longer worry about shutdowns in january. host: there have been some talk that some of the big-ticket items, medicare, medicaid, social security, would be part of this agreement. guest: there will be a little bit more -- basically trying to get rid of the sequester funding cuts. there will be a little bit more order in the spending levels. i think the major victory here is buying two years of stability an
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:25am EST
have a hard time winning in alabama. i do not care how many times ted cruz hugs barack obama. i do not think he can win the majority of the latino vote, the women vote, in new jersey. i want to win elections. that requires fielding candidates that can win. fielding candidates that fit the population priorities of where they are running. a winning republican candidate with whom i agree part of the time is a hell of a lot better than a losing candidate because with whom i agree all the time. because this is new hampshire, i want to make an aside here. ayotte is a winning republican candidate. she is an even she is a better that her senator. senator. she is thoughtful. she is courageous. she has guts. she worries about priorities in new hampshire. not republican primaries. as ted cruz and the senate conservatives found out, do not tread on kelly ayotte, she bites back. if you asked what the biggest problems the party faces, there are many issues. the most harmful one is the perception that we are intolerant to those who think differently. often in our own party. we have to reflect the div
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
day obama care care is not working well. the website will eventually get up and running at the end of the day. those kind of problems will continue no matter what happens on the budget discussion. host: are other republicans of your mindset or with many of them tried to do what we saw a few months ago? guest: the sequester is the big issue. that was small budget cuts. if we can maintain those cuts, that is a step in the right direction and if we can do something about rolling back obamacare, we will see some progress. host: there are enrollment error stories, talking about the number signing up. what are your concerns on the -- aside from the technical aspect of the website? guest: it is not a failed website, it is a failed health care approach. can washington improve our health care system? they are welcome to. when the white house as they are operating with free-market efficiency, i think he admitted that maybe the government should not be running this hold health care system, making those changes. every time the white house signs of a new individual for medicaid, the person is o
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
affordable care act or obama care or dodd frank regular latering the banks and so forth and so on, it was other stuff. but the point was -- this is the data point. and this is what has many people -- the gerrymander has split the house. you have people on the far right, the far left. the president -- the districts are drawn. all republican, all democrat. in the senate, it's two things. the fact that no one votes the primaries, which is the point i'm about to make, and the role of big money. you asked me what changed? there was a case decided by the supreme court that now allows unlimited amounts of money to be donated to flow into the campaign. so what happened to dick luger. first -- this was not a secret election. there's millions of dollars on advertising. i knew there was a big election. everybody knew the election was coming up. the voter turnout on the primary, 18%. one in five eligible republican voters. the same thing for democratic primaries. who are the 8%? the most partisan, the most ideological, people are mad about something. if we can get the voter turnout up to 40%
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements that we heard in many of the opening remarks. the medicare population is so different than when medicare was
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
actions taken by president obama, citing the new health care law and changes to immigration rules. that hearing is next on c-span. then, house members pay tribute to the victims of the metro- north train accident that killed four people in new york, sunday. that is followed by the u.s. capitol christmas tree lighting. >> on the next "washington journal" representative jim mcdermott talks about the health care law. then house armed senate services representative duncan hunter talks about iranian nuclear program. and the recent launch a political magazine and the cover story of the relationship dream president obama's cabinet and his closest aides. also, your calls, e-mails, and tweets. >> next, the house judiciary committee examines president obama's use of executive powers. a panel of legal scholars testified of the white house decision to delay -- delayed the employer mandate in the health care law and about the enforcement of immigration rules. this hearing is over three hours. [gavel] >> the judiciary committee will come to order without objection. the chair candy could be says is th
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
over its failures? pennsylvania. republican. caller: good morning. i feel that the obama care fiasco has been ruining many people. my son, for instance. 62 years old -- he signed up for security and about two days later he got a letter that he had no more insurance. this is wrong. it is happening to everybody. the insurance companies must be relishing this problem. i think he is wrong and they do that he talks on both sides of his mouth. he tells us one thing and he knows he is going to do something else. i think he has been so unfair to a lot of the american public. i don't think he knows the constitution -- he does not believe in it. i am just so sorry for my son and my other children. i wish they would just -- i judge thatthat passed the final vote really be said that he did it. hayward, california. it democrat. good morning. this whole conversation is very allculous because first of i don't think nobody should be fired. if anybody should be fired it congress.the they have been doing nothing, for the last four or five years but obstructing and not moving this country forward. the
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
deciding vote obama care in the first place. it is the brave new world of government incompetence that we will live in. line for that is interesting because that is new. the brave new world of government incompetence. that is something the launch of the obamacare website has over -- website hasup opened up for republicans. it is no longer it is better for you. -- the government is better for you. these guys are incompetent buffoons. problems with the nsa, spying, leaks, the problem of the health-care website that does not work, he looks like the government is having difficulty operating. -- and now he says the democratic senators are wrong on governing. that is intriguing to me. clough let me share you this stock. president obama is making a big comeback if only he could get the news out to millions of homeless. guest: every time we have a conversation about on employment numbers, it is the same. it is a question of whether you are in power or out of power. out of power, unemployment goes up, proving america is in trouble. if you're out of power, unemployment going down cruise the
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 4:10am EST
satellite corp. 2013] >> saturday was the deadline set by the obama administration for necessary fixes to the health care website. sunday, reporters were briefed by phone about the progress being made. it was mid-october, when he was named to oversee changes to the site. here is some of the conversation. it is critical that the result -- that we doubled the system's capacity to now support its intended volumes. [indiscernible] simultaneous users at one time. we know that each user spends an average of 30 minutes on the site. the site will support more than 800,000 consumer visits per day. there will be times that this increased capacity will not be sufficient to happen -- handle peak demand. times, we for those will deploy a new system to serve consumers in an orderly fashion and allow consumers to request e-mail notifications when it is a better time to come back to the site. span, we bring public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, and conferences. offering gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. h
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
syria, they think the obama and -- administration just does not care about them anymore. all it wants is the problem to go away. assad regime to have these talks in geneva for some sort of peaceful revolution -- resolution, which may never happen, or if they do happen may just stretch on for a long time. my personal feeling is policy, the obama administration policy on syria has been replaced with international process, a process for a framework to get rid of chemical weapons, but we do not really have a clear strategy for helping those on the ground. i think that is a tragedy. host: james is up next in brandon, democrat line. caller: good morning, james. i want to say one thing -- barack obama is doing a good job, mr. kerry is doing a good job, you are doing a good job. who got us in the war? george bush. who is going to get us out of it? the good lord above. barack obama was created by god just like you and me. because of the color of his skin, people hate him, they call him muslim or whatever. just like i tell the people in my church, how can you call the president a racist,
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am EST
support obama's causes instead of going anywhere into actual government. enough to takean care of a significant amount of unemployment for the next few weeks. have wasted several trillion dollars in the last few years. they are looking at taking away things like pensions from the military, a terrible idea. there are better places to deal with money. if you have someone like myself who has been employed too much and who did not even get to finish or take the last extension because, allegedly, employment got better and congress did not have to go for it. -- to vote for it. i would just like the last extension they told me i would get and then they turned around ad nine i -- and denied it year ago. i have borrowed a lot of money. i did not have jobs in the last year. has beensomebody who on unemployment insurance, do you have a reaction to senator rand paul's statements on sunday in which he said unemployment folks fromiscourages finding a job? caller: i like rand paul and i agree with a lot of what he says. it may be true for a lot of people. it is not across the board. it is painting
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
again, president obama will make a statement on world aids day at 1:20 today. we will have live coverage. right now, a discussion on enrollment in state health care changes. host: for a closer look at the future of the affordable care act, we turn now to emily ethridge. let's start with yesterday press briefing on fixing the federal insurance exchange website. what was your take away from the briefing? guest: the department of health and human services says, pretty much, they give themselves a passing grade. they think they hit their deadline for making the website work for most people by november 30, this past weekend. they say they did a whole management overhaul and the site is up and running more than 90 cent of the time, up from about three percent of the time in october. it is a huge dump for them. they say the response time is less than a second. the error rate has gone down. if you like they have addressed a lot of the big issues with the website in terms of the consumer experience. host: we read this editorial from the wall street journal today. obamacare mission accomp
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all aircraft travelling through the zone previously recognized air space to al dentify themselves as chinese authorities. asked jay carney was about this. you can see all of his remarks at c-span.org. here's a look. remains ited states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilat
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
millions of americans who are very unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion o
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
obama care. didn't vote for the stimulus bill or dodd frank. it was other stuff. the point was here is the data point and this is what has many people, the gerrycommander has split the house. people on the far right and far left because the districts are drawn all republican and all democrat. in the senate it is two things. the fact that no one votes in primaries which is the point i'm about to make and the role of big money. you asked me what changed. a case decided by the supreme court which allows unlimited amounts of money to flow into campaigns. here is what happened to dick luger. this was not a secret election. there were millions of dollars spent. a big election. everyone knew there was an election coming up. the voter turnout in that primary? 18%. fewer than one in five eligible republicans voted. it would be the same way if we had a democratic primary. who are the 18%? they tend to be the most partisan, the most idelogical. people are mad about something. if we could get the voter turnout up to 40% in primaries i think you would have a little different result. right now th
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
evening. rolloutonths after the of the health care law and website, president barack obama said the overhaul is working and not repealing it as long as i am president." his remarks are next. we will hear from the president's chief of staff about the limitation of the health care law. later, the house judiciary committee looks at how the obama administration has made certain changes to the affordable care act by using executive powers. next "washington journal," jim mcdermott talks about the health care law and the latest on the budget negotiations. then house armed services committee member duncan hunter will discuss the recent deal with iran over its nuclear program. fnd on the recent launch of "politico" magazine. also your calls, e-mails, and tweets. "washington journal" each morning on c-span. > as you walk in, there are tables out in front with lots of pamphlets. prior to entering the gun show and the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns and the ehrman is doing this and obamacare is doing -- terrible. those are the folks i wanted to tal
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am EST
us in hd. now, remarks from president obama on the implementation on the health care law and the healthcare.gov website. he spoke for about 15 minutes from the eisenhower executive office building. my name is monica weeks. when i was a 19-year-old college student, i began having symptoms of -- disease. later, my symptoms returned and i had to start costly infusions. they ranged from $12,000 to $15,000. it would have been more to receive them in a hospital. because of the affordable care act, i remained on my parent's insurance. years old and working at a great organization that affords me the benefit of having my own insurance. lucky, but notm every american is as lucky as i am. we have discussed the cost of private insurance and we all agree that we'd not be able to afford a given our current salaries. i would have paid $700 to $800 per month because of my health condition and because i am a woman. this gives me the flexibility to open my own small business and pursue photography as a viable career option without worrying about how i will afford health insurance. thank you and n
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:45am EST
care act and other issues that are affecting president obama's credibility and his legacy. later we will continue our later we will continue our health care discussion with cq roll call reporter emily etheredge. we will be right back. >> social media is an old idea. long and rich tradition and social media that goes back to the era of cicero, the late roman republic's in the first century bc. you don't need a digital network to do social media. if you have one it goes faster, but you can do it in the old days. cicero did it with the pyrus yrus rolls.th pap there have been many other examples that have occurred throughout history. martin luther and his use of pamphlets. tom payne and his pamphlet common sense. the way the pamphlets were used more broadly in the run-up to the french and american revolution. first 2000 years of social media tonight on c-span two. >> vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing at the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encourage
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
population that's interested in that. is obama care constitutional? a huge number of people will focus on it in an institution that won't adapt itself because it's very staid to getting that information out there. in terms of what it is we're able to do as part of a national conversation, it should be clear to everyone that we are hardly alone. so, for example, american lawyer media, for which tony now works, has this wonderful publication, supreme court insider, which is getting more information about the court. pete reports on the law, the justice department, the supreme court. instead of one platform in nbc news, msnbc, and the website of nbc news. so i do think that we are far from alone in taking advantage of the lower cost of distribution. we should talk about the economic models. tony operates on one. some of the materials free through the blog. some of it is a subscription only through the supreme court insider. pete's work is advertisement supported. we have a sponsor in bloomberg law that's been essential to financing a huge number of things that we do. one thing is how
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 9:35pm EST
that has caused damage. a senior administration official of the current obama administration told us last week , we asked the same question, damage? he said, i have been incredibly impressed by the judgment and care you would expect from a great news organization. white houseenior official said on september 9, i have not seen anything you have published to date which has risked the lives. there are different views about this page and listen with respect to the views you have given. >> you disagree with them? >> it is impossible to assess. no one has given me specific evidence. >> the information you have contains the names of individual security officers. this has been sent around the world, sometimes paid for by "the guardian," added these names are of our security officers, people who are there to protect our country, and that is how you have damaged the country. those without security clearance have been able to read these things, know who they are, possibly know where they live. that is the damage that you have done. >> first of all, we have never used a single name. i think,
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
that to me is a message that i think it shows we care. last thing i'm saying -- going on here. know you're going to -- >> joe, they did a survey. romney ed voters about and obama. and romney won like four things. was who one understands our problems better? obama, 81, romney, 19. why? really saw his heart. he's a wonderful man. i don't know why that happened, but when people have to know you care about them, that you understand them, and if they're stuck in the ditch, the shoulderto put to the back of their car and ou're going to help push them out. if we can demonstrate more of that, people will say, that's a new brand for republicans. create jobs, compassion, and care. i think it works. >> joe, i think in our nation worriedrican people are about the direction our nation is going. if they look at the polls, they ell you, america is concerned about where our nation is going. i hear it on the street, hear wit the families. people stop me in the convenience store and say i'm concerned about where our nation is going. to do to get ing it back? i think there are great examples our our g
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:35am EST
nothing you've done that is cause damage. >> a senior at ministration official of the obama administration told us last week and asked the same question. i've been incredibly impressed the judgment and care that you would expect from a great news organization. whitehall senior not seentold me i've anything yet published to date which has risked lives. so there are different views about this and i listen with respect to the views you have given. >> but you disagree with them? assessmpossible to because no one has given me specific evidence. you have contains the names of individual security officers and this has been said around the world, sometimes paid for by the guardian. security are of our officers, people who are there to protect our country. and that is how you have damaged the country. people without security clearance have been able to read his names, nor they are and possibly know they live. that is the damage that they let you have done. >> first of all we have never use a single name and that is the crucial bit heard republish no names and we have lost control of
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
arise and we will fix them, just like we are fixing the website. as president obama has said from the very beginning, he's working -- he's willing to work with anyone to make this law work better. it's in the united states of america and the affordable care should never be the privilege of a lucky few but rather a right for every american. the affordable care act gives us an option to make that realistic and we intend to see this through. thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you. [applause] >> denis, thank you. he needs to get back to the white house but let me just mention to you the effort it took for dennis to be here. originally, we had chris jennings scheduled to come and this weekend, he determined he was not able to be here for other reasons and the chief of staff said he would come and provide a speech and that was very generous of him as well. he needed to get back to the white house but thanks to denis mcdonough, a friend and somebody that i think serves this country very well. next, i have the opportunity to introduce my friend tom daschle from aberdeen, s
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage may be obama cares next victim? what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, cost, benefit offerings, and provider debt works -- networks. >> i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. thework we have done on applications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania, in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefits of about 22 hundred dollars. there is a 90% reduction in benefits. we will see a decline in the medicare advantage to about 113,000 in sylvania is. are of concern. i am more troubled by the trajectory of the succeeding five years and the full cuts under the affordable care act. as to whether medicare banish for maine a viable option, and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i want to echo the statements that we heard in the opening remarks. the medicare population is so different than when medicare was originating. it is not population has multiple chronic conditions. it requires a coordinated approach to care. that is the route to better health and financ
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
president obama, citing the changesth care law and to immigration rules. that hearing is next on c-span. then, house members pay tribute to the victims of the metro- that killedaccident four people in new york, sunday. that is followed by the u.s. capitol christmas tree lighting. >> from age eight, betty ford knew that she wanted to do something. she put on skits and plays and led to bennington, vermont at the schoolied of dance. these were some of her notecards. spiral notebooks where she kept notes. this is her organizer during this period. her toried this with , back to grand rapids, often new york where she studied workedrtha graham and for a modeling agency, and then back to grand rapids again. in it, you find a whole host of things that you would find in organizer.any brochures on dance costumes, one sketches of a costume for a dance routine and that she on.ed to put madeography notes that she for different dance routines. there is a whole wealth of here that talks about her love for dance and how it,ly she was involved in especially in her early years. >> what our program on firs
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
raleigh, north carolina. i agree with the last caller. all this was to stop obama from being a good president. republicans are hypocritical. men outto throw these of office. we had the worst speaker of the house ever. they spent all this time trying to stop the health-care law which they are not going to stop. we need a jobs bill passed. we need to pass immigration and work on infrastructure. there are a lot of things that could be done. i didn't like the president we had before, but i did not hate him. i think we ever treated a president the way we treated this president. charles from the carolina bringing up house speaker john boehner -- he was pressed in that "washington post" story. paul kane of the washington post notes that the gop was most proud of putting the brake on tougher regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs,
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
constitution or even the truth in many cases, but even the process of getting the law, on obama care, this was passed in a unique situation where you know, i've see in mr. cannon's testimony, especially probably the perfect citation. i see in your testimony, writes, president obama's unfaithfulness to the ppaca is so wanton, it is no longer accurate to say that patient protection and affordable care act is, quote, the law of the land. and you know, it is kind of ironic because some of my colleagues, about 53 of us, have signed on to the house resolution stating that we believe that obamacare has yet to be the law of the land because it violated origination clause of the u.s. constitution when it was passed. we don't talk about that a great deal but it, is significant because the origination clause which was vital to the constitution ever coming into existence in the first place, it was, the, the critical, negotiation that took place to allow the cons to exist. -- constitution to exist. requires al bills for raising revenue originate in the house. incident -- incidentally, mr. cannon, our c
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
individual mandate. that calleruld do more specific information. care obama's new health fix-it man. a post just went up. can you talk about that? be one of the to white house'lobbyists to capitol hill and was working with congress when they pass the affordable care act. this appears to be a response to a freak out on capitol hill among democrats regarding the issue of people's policies being canceled because they did not meet the rules. may be the white house felt they had some of who is dedicated to this issue and had worked on getting a bill passed with the democratic lawmakers, maybe they could quell this discontent before a republican bill coming up on the house floor. that is what was going on a few weeks ago. from let's go to dan anchorage, alaska. caller: this is dan. my question is about the in theon of dedicated states that turned it down. who decides whether a state turns it down? is if the governor or the legislature of the state? is there any way if the state turned it down that they can change their mind and take it? guest: the answer is it depends on the state. usually t
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
, six colors ago. how can president obama be a racist when he is trying to provide health care to every american regardless of what ethnicity they are. back to the economy, you said you are optimistic. specifically, why? caller: it is getting better. buts not 100% better it is getting better. the former president, bush, made this economy terrible. now that things are getting better, it is just taking time. the republicans just keep blocking everything obama puts out there. if the republicans learn how to work with the president, maybe things can move much faster. was: do you think it because of government intervention that the economy is getting better you go -- better yet go -- better? republicans learn how to work with the president, they be things will get done faster. there would be faster growth in the economy. host: angela in georgia. from the 31 toso 50 category. deep in southwest georgia. agomember about 15 years when president george w. bush encouraged companies to thin work overseas and to emphasize we should have a service economy. college graduate, i have a degree in c
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
science monitor. as a hearing on how the health care law will affect medicare advantage plans. president obama on jobs and income inequality. >> several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. jack lew will be at the charitable trust to discuss the state of financial reform. , members of the house energy and commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. we cover a democratic steering committee hearing on the unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> we will focus on the farm with one of the conferees. we will take your questions about the affordable care act and budget negotiations. washington journal is live on c- span every day at 7:00 eastern. >> friday, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health starting live at 7:30 a.m. easter with the director -- eastern with the director. 8:00, infectious diseases director. at 9:00, national cancer institute director. a look at the national institute of mental health. all with your calls and comments live on c-s
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Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
committee in the american health care reform act. something as important as trans-- as important and transformative as health care policy should never be forced on the american people on an embarrasscally unstudied and purely partisan basis the way president obama chose to proceed with the affordable care act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona rise? mrs. kirkpatrick: i ask unanimous condition sent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. kirkpatrick: i rise in favor of h.r. 3541 which authorizes medical facility leases for the department of veterans' affairs. i'm a co-sponsor of this bipartisan bill and i am pleased it will allocate $20 million for community based outpatient clinics in my home state of arizona. the phoenix v.a. health care system serves the majority of our veterans, more than 300,000 veterans reside in service area. aving an additional facility will help these men and women access the care they deserve. i tha
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Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
and other media. after that, and hearing on how the health care law will affect medicare plan. later, president obama on jobs, the economy, and income inequality. >> betty ford knew that she wanted to do something. plays and skits and vermont to bennington, where she studied at the school of dance. here are some of her no cards and her spiral notebooks where she kept notes. this was her organize her during this. . she carried this with her. she studied with martha graham in new york and worked for a modeling agency. then she went back to grand rapids again. find a whole host of things that you would find in any organizer. there are brochures on dance costumes, one of her sketches for a costume at a dance routine that she wanted to put on. madeography notes that she four different dance routines. there is a whole wealth of material in here that talks about her love for dance and how deeply she was involved in it. especially in her early years. watch a program on first lady betty ford on our website c- irstladies or see it saturday. on monday, we look at first lady roselyn, carter -- r
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